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51st Annual Lawn Concert on Thursday, April 23

Published on Apr 15, 2015 by Katie Haney

Concert is culmination of new Evangel Day festivities

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Symphonic Band and Jazz Orchestra will present the 51st Annual Lawn Concert on Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will be held on the quad, in the center of campus.

“The Lawn Concert is one of the oldest traditions at Evangel,” said Dr. Michael Kolstad, V.P. for university advancement. “It is always a fun concert and a great way to acknowledge the graduating seniors.”

The Lawn Concert will serve as the culmination of the University’s new “Evangel Day” festivities, a special end-of-year focus on integrating graduating seniors and continuing students with EU alumni, donors and friends.

“It’s like a half-year homecoming,” said Kolstad.

“Evangel Day” will start with a special chapel at 10 a.m., followed by a reception in Riggs Hall Administration Building.

At noon, guests are invited to purchase their meals in Crusader Dining Hall and join the students for lunch. They are also encouraged to tour the campus and visit with favorite professors.

All events are open to the public.

In the event of rain, the Lawn Concert will be moved to the Spence Chapel at the normal concert time of 6 p.m.

Lawn Concert details

The Symphonic Band is directed by Matthew Moore, and the Jazz Orchestra is directed by Joel Griffin.


  • Amanda Campbell, a music major from Sullivan, Mo.
  • Paige Campbell, a music major from Sullivan, Mo.
  • Christina Beatie, a music major from Aurora, Mo.


Symphonic Band

  • The Invincible Eagle March, by J .P. Sousa
  • God’s Country, by Rossano Galnte
  • DeerPath, by David R. Holsinger
  • Divertimented Dances, by David R. Holsinger
  • Liberty Bell March, by J. P Sousa

Jazz Orchestra

  • Blues in Hoss Flat, by Frank Weiss
  • Manteca, by Dizzy Gillespie
  • Day by Day Arr, by John Clayton

For additional information, contact Ashley Brown at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7212.